The Center for the Humanities is pleased to share excerpts from events held as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. Topics include mutual aid efforts and accountability; immigration activism in NYC; food justice and access; education reform rooted in love; and the intersections of Afro-Latinx artistry, ecology, activism and wellness. We invite you to watch this short video which offers a snapshot of the way faculty leaders and student fellows responded to the urgent needs of their community partners and surrounding neighborhoods through a series of public interventions and conversations as part of their public humanities projects:

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Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research Events and Projects

Learn more below about the events and participants featured in this video and the CUNY faculty leaders and student fellows who organized them as part of their ongoing public humanities projects from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.


Ángeles Donoso Macaya

Faculty Leader
Ángeles Donoso Macaya is a feminist immigrant educator, researcher, writer and activist from Santiago, Chile, based in New York City. She is Professor of Latin American Visual Studies in the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cu...

Jadele McPherson

Teaching Fellow
Jadele McPherson is an artist-scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of sound and healing, mutual aid, and performance in Florida, Haiti and Cuba. McPherson is currently a PhD student in the CUNY Graduate Center Anthropology Depart...

Naomi Schiller

Faculty Leader
Naomi Schiller is associate professor of anthropology at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. Naomi researches, writes, and teaches about urban politics, climate justice, visual and media anthropology, and the state in Latin America and th...

Ryan Mann-Hamilton

Faculty Leader
Dr. Ryan Mann-Hamilton is Assistant Professor in the Social Science Department and teaches a variety of courses in Anthropology, Music and Latin American studies and is heavily invested in issues of Environmental Justice. Dr. Mann-Hamilton has extens...

Terri N. Watson

Faculty Leader
Terri N. Watson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Human Development at The City College of New York. A Harlem native, her research examines effective school leadership and is aimed to improve the educational outcomes...